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AT Unit 3 Vocab

AT Unit 3 Vocabulary review

Metadata Info about the shapefile and its creation process
Display units The units of measurements displayed in Arcmap both on the bottom of the screen and in the scale bar in the map printout.
UTM Universal Transverse Mercator
Coordinate system The format that is used to put round data on a flat map
Point Feature Part of a feature class composed of point data, based on a single xy location
Digitize The process of transforming data from an image into a single shapefile
Sketch Tool in Arcgis a tool that appears like a pencil and used for the digitizing and editing process
Line feature Part of a feature class composed of line data based upon two or more xy locations directly used against one another
Polygon Feature part of a feature class composed of point data based on a single location
Thumb stick Device on a Garmin etrex unit that is used to select options
Waypoint Locations or positions of landmarks or other points of interest that can be taken with a GPS
GPS collection A globally navigated system with 24+ satellites orbiting the earth at an altitude of 12,000 miles that provide precise worldwide positioning
Bearing The direction you travel from your current position
Course The direction you travel from your starting position
Elevation The altitude above sea level
Heading The direction you are moving
Route A group of waypoint in their navigational order that can be entered into a GPS unit
Track The current direction traveled relative to the ground position
UTC Coordinated universal time; the time format that replaced GMT in 1986
Created by: asugden



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